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Designed with you, the instructor, in mind, the Center for Teaching Handbook for Teaching Excellence, aims to make your teaching life a bit easier.


Drawing on a century of evidence-based good teaching practice, the Handbook provides an overview of your role as an instructor at the University of Iowa, including sections that encourage instructors to ask who they want to be as teachers, and that provide useful strategies to inspire and facilitate student learning.


The Handbook is a popular reference for instructors at the UI. By request, over 400 copies of the Handbook were distributed this fall.


The Executive Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Raúl Curto summarizes what a few CLAS faculty members have found useful in the Handbook.


“In CLAS, we have been using the Handbook for many years, and we include a copy in every New Faculty Orientation folder,” Dean Curto says. “Time and again our junior colleagues have commented on the sage advice they find, particularly in the chapters about Planning Ahead and Behavioral Expectations. I believe the Handbook is a very useful tool for many CLAS faculty!”


If you are interested in owning your own copy of the Handbook, we can either mail one to you or you can pick one up in our office.


Please contact the Center for Teaching at teaching@uiowa.edu or 319-335-6048 to request a mailed copy, or stop by our office in University Capitol Centre (UCC) 2080 (right above Hills Bank in the Old Capitol Mall) to pick one up.